From Nature Tourism to Ecotourism? The Case of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  title={From Nature Tourism to Ecotourism? The Case of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania},
  author={Susan Charnley},
  journal={Human Organization},
  • S. Charnley
  • Published 24 May 2005
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Human Organization
This paper examines what is needed to transform nature tourism to protected areas into ecotourism, having genuine social benefits and serving as a tool for sustainable community development. It draws on the case of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania’s most visited protected area, and a multiple land use zone inhabited by the pastoral Maasai peoples. I argue that for ecotourism to promote sustainable development in communities that are its supposed beneficiaries, three fundamental… 

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